Test Details

Mnemonic

PRMET

Ordering Code

3600217

CPT-4 Code(s)

81287

Specimen Information

Collect

Tumor tissue

Specimen Preparation

Send formalin-fixed tissue and/or paraffin embedded tissue. Send tissue block or 5 unstained 5-
micron slides. Protect from excessive heat. Tissue block will be returned after testing. Please
include pathology report.
If sending multiple samples, please indicate that the ARUP pathologist should choose the
specimen most appropriate for testing, or submit individual orders for each sample submitted.

Minimum Volume

5 slides (if using)

Transport Temperature

Room temperature

Rejection Criteria

Specimens fixed/processed in alternative fixatives (alcohol, Prefer) or heavy metal fixatives (B-4 or
B-5). Decalcified specimens. Less than 25 percent tumor.

Stability

Room Temperature: Indefinitely
Refrigerated: Indefinitely
Frozen: Unacceptable

Methodology

Droplet Digital PCR (ddPCR)
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Reference Range

See report
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Performing Laboratory

ARUP
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New York DOH Approval Status

Yes
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